JACKSONVILLE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/14 -- The Safariland Group (The "Company"), a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced today the appointment of Scott F. Harris as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"). As CFO, Harris will be a member of the Company's executive leadership team and will oversee the global finance and accounting operations of the Company. Harris will report to Scott O'Brien, President.
"We are thrilled to add Scott to our executive team. His financial acumen and expertise, strategic thinking and leadership will be an exceptional advantage for the Company as we continue to grow globally," said O'Brien. "Scott's experience in international finance, including two expatriate assignments in Luxembourg and France, and mergers and acquisitions will be critical in supporting our key growth initiatives through the international market and strategic acquisitions."
Harris joins the Company after spending the past 14 years at Delphi Automotive PLC, a leading global vehicle components manufacturer. Most recently, Harris was Vice President, Finance and CFO for Delphi Thermal Systems, an operating segment of that company based in Troy, Michigan. Before assuming the CFO position in 2007, he was the Finance Director of the Delphi Diesel business based in Paris, France and a Director of the Corporate Controller's Staff in Troy, Michigan. Prior to joining Delphi, Harris held several financial leadership positions with Honeywell including assignments in Morristown, New Jersey; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Luxembourg. Harris received his A.B. in Economics from Brown University and his MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
"I'm very excited about leading the global financial and accounting operations for The Safariland Group," said Harris. "With 50 years of experience in developing quality, technologically-advanced safety and survivability products, the Company is the clear industry leader and I look forward to working with the team to drive profitable growth in our markets."
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Hatch®,
Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group's mission, "Together, We Save Lives", is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.
The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.